I started working on the mess Friday. Each wall is lined with wire cube shelving, about six feet tall. Every cube is stuffed. There
I pulled the tubs out so I could walk into the area and started looking for the acrylic first. I stockpiled washable yarns when I was knitting for the grandchildren who lived in Wisconsin and Ohio, but they've all moved south and would rather warm up with a sweatshirt than a nice handknit sweater. The beneficiaries of SIX TRASH BAGS (so far) will be the inmates at Alderson Federal Prison Camp, where I volunteer.
Alderson has a voluntary program where the inmates knit or crochet sweaters, scarves, caps and mittens for needy area schoolchildren. Since we're in Appalachia, there are always needy schoolchildren who need warm clothes. It's a win-win for all: I free up space in the closet, the inmates do something good for others, the kids get new made-just-for-them items.
If you'd like to donate some of your excess stash, you can box it up and mail it to:
Alderson Hospitality HouseThen I started going through what was left, pulling things I don't have a use for at all to list on eBay. I came up with 15 lots (so far) and there will be much more to come. My eBay rule is to start the bidding at $1/ball or, if there's a huge amount, $1/50 grams.
P.O. Box 579
Alderson, WV 24910
One of my husband's cousins knits and just moved into her first house, so I'm going to send her some yarn, as well, so she can start filling up her closets.
And you? What about you? Well, I certainly have enough left to give some away. (And there will be more auctions, as well.) In fact, I'm going to give away yarn for oh, let's say once a week for the next four weeks.
How do you win? Leave me a comment. That's all, no liking me (or anyone else) on Facebook (although you can if you want to), no following me on Instagram or Pinterest (although you can do that as well). No hoops to jump through, unless you count the word verification. Just give me some comment love and you're a potential winner. I'll use a random number generator to announce the winner on Sunday, July 29. Spread the word! Tell your friends! I love comments! Heh.
And next Monday … more yarn to give away! It's the Summer of
(I think I've just used up my annual quota of exclamation points. Maybe.)